“C. Ray Smith understood the power of a tightknit community, which is why he has been such a valued lifelong mentor to me and thousands of his former students at Darden."
Tre Tennyson received one of Darden’s most prestigious awards: the Lemuel E. Lewis Bicentennial Award for Global Leadership, a scholarship award made possible by a philanthropic gift from Lem Lewis.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced another banner year for fundraising, with $37.1 million in new commitments.
As part of a record gift to the School, Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63) dedicated $7.2 million as a challenge match in Smith’s honor to fully renovate C. Ray Smith Alumni Hall into a hub for alumni engagement and lifelong learning.
Dean Scott Beardsley explains how the Darden Annual Fund is powering the School’s response to an environment upended by the coronavirus and describes how new gifts ensure Darden navigates the challenges ahead.
Three former Genovese Fellows recently launched scholarship funds of their own to support future Darden students, leveraging matching funds from the UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund to maximize their giving.